Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

2020 Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence

Recognition of excellence in land use practice has long been a guiding principle of the ULI, leading to the creation of the Global Awards for Excellence in 1979, and the launch of an Asia Pacific Awards programme in 2019. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry. The programme is today widely recognised by the development community as one of its most prestigious awards.

The finalists of the ULI 2020 Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence are listed below:

·       Yagan Square – Perth, Western Australia
o   Developer: Development WA
o   Owner: State Government of Western Australia
o   Designers: Lyons Architecture, Iredale Pedersen Hook

·       EY Centre – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
o   Developer: Mirvac Projects
o   Owner: Mirvac Property Trust, AMP Capital Wholesale Office fund
o   Designer: Francis-Jones Morehan Thorp

·       WGV – White Gum Valley, Western Australia
o   Developer: Development WA
o   Owner: State Government of Western Australia
o   Designers: CODA Studios, Acardia Studios, David Barr

·       Block Sixteen Creative Park – Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
o   Developer: Shenzhen Yinno Land Co Limited
o   Designers: Cube Architects, Ido Design

·       Dasha River Ecological Corridor – Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
o   Developer: China Resources Land
o   Owner: Nanshan District Government
o   Designers: Lenren Lee, Tung-Sheng Shen, Yi Li, Weiguang Gu

·       One Museum Place – Jing An District, Shanghai, China
o   Developer: Hines
o   Designer: Gensler

·       The Hub – MinHang District, Shanghai, China
o   Developer: Shui On Land
o   Designers: Ben Wood Studio Shanghai, P&T Group, RTKL, ARUP, HBA, Neri & Hu, Design Land Collaborative

·       Dahua 1935 – Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
o   Developer: Xi’an Qujiang Forte Cultural Commercial Management Co, Limited
o   Designers: Woods Bagot, ECADI, Western Institute of seismic Building Design, Squire Mech (Shanghai), Belt Collins, Bojinsi Design, Kangye Decoration Group

·       Old West Gate (Laoximen) Phase I – Changde, Hunan Province, China
o   Developer: Changde Tian Yuan Zhu Fang Construction Co, Limited
o   Designers: Ecoland Planning and Design Corp, Ideal Space Studio of Zhongxu, (Qu Lei and He Qing)

·       Wangjing SOHO Urban Parks – Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
o   Developer: SOHO China
o   Designers: Ecoland Planning and Design Corp/ Zaha Hadid Architects, CCDI

·       Jinsong Old Community Organic Renewal Demonstration Project – Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
o   Developer: Beijing Yuanjing Mingde Management Consulting Co, Limited
o   Designer: Jiuyuan (Beijing) International Construction Consulting Co, Limited

·       K11 Atelier King’s Road – Hong Kong SAR, China
o   Developer: New World Development Company Limited
o   Designers: P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd, P Landscape Co Ltd, ESKYIU Limited, Sirius Lighting (HK) Limited, Speirs + Major LLP.

·       Taikoo Place – Hong Kong SAR, China
o   Developer: Swire Properties
o   Designers: Hugh Dutton & Associates, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Wong and Ouyang (HK) Limited

·       RMZ Ecoworld – Bangalore, Karnataka State, India
o   Developer: RMZ Ecoworld Infrastructure Private Limited
o   Designers: DP Architects Singapore Pte Limited

·       Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower – Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
o   Developer: Mitsui Fudosan
o   Owner: Nihonbashi Muromachi 3rd District Project Association
o   Designers: NIHON SEKKEI, KAJIMA DESIGN, PLandscape Plus, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Uchihara Creative Lighting Design

·       K5 – Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
o   Developer: Ferment; Owner: HEIWA REAL ESTATE
o   Designers: Claesson Koivisto Rune, ADX Inc

·       Mason Bros – Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand
o   Developer: Precinct Properties
o   Designer: Warren and Mahoney

·       Funan – Singapore
o   Developer: CapitaLand Mall Trust, Ascott-Qatar Investment Authority, Global Fund
o   Designer: Woods Bagot, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Limited

·       New Futura – Singapore
  Developer: City Developments Limited
o   Designer: SOM, ADDP Architects


The ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence recognise the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design—although these elements play an important role. The jury will evaluate projects and programmes on the extent to which they:

  • Achieve marketplace acceptance/financial success;
  • Achieve a high standard of excellence across a range of disciplines—architecture, design, planning, construction, sustainability, resiliency, economics, management, etc.;
  • Are relevant to their communities’ needs;
  • Have a positive impact on communities and/or immediate context;
  • Provide a model, strategy, or technique that can be replicated or adapted elsewhere.

A jury of ULI full members chooses finalists and winners. Members of the jury are recognised leaders representing a broad geographic diversity and many areas of real estate development expertise, including finance, architecture, design, land planning and development, public affairs, and professional services.

The Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence have recognized a wide variety of product types, including office, residential, recreational, urban/mixed use, industrial/office park, commercial/retail, new community, rehabilitation, public, open space, and legacy projects, as well as programmes and projects that do not fit into any of these product categories.

Entry fees

An entry fee must accompany each submission. Fees for the 2020 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence are:

  • Public Sector/NGO US $250.00
  • Private Sector US $600.00

Please note that these fees apply to the company or organisation submitting the application, not the type of project. For instance, a private sector company submitting a public sector project pays the private sector fee.


Read the submission instructions (last updated Jan 14, 2020);
Review the sample submission form (last updated Jan 10, 2020)
For Chinese instructions, click here.
For Japanese instructions, click here.

ULI accepts submissions through an online form at  https://uli.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/24/home.

You must have a ULI account to access the form. If you do not have an account, you can create a free account (click “Create a ULI account”) and then access the form.

For more information please email asiapacificawards@uli.org.

Find out more about last year’s winners here.